You must be enrolled in a DOT FMCSA drug and alcohol testing consortium and must have a negative pre-employment drug test. Requirements for supervisor training are for companies where the owner is not the sole driver. Owner Operators are required to register in the FMCSA Clearinghouse. AND to select a C/TPA. If you fail or [...]
My husband is the only one who drives. Does he really have to read the policy and sign the acknowledgement form?
The regulations require that every driver receive a policy meeting specific requirements. The regulations also require that employers obtain a receipt signed by the driver to verify that he has received the drug and alcohol program requirements. These rules apply to all employers, even owner-operators. [49 CFR Part 382.601].
Are drug and alcohol testing requirements for small companies the same as those for companies with large fleets?
Yes indeed. The drug and alcohol testing regulations address and apply to motor carriers of all sizes equally, whether there is only one driver or many drivers. [49 CFR Part 382].
A Custody and Control Form, often called a CCF, is what documents the chain of custody of a specimen. In its paper form, it is a five-part form. Page one is the Lab Copy. Page 2 is for the MRO. Page 3 is the Employer Copy. Page 4 is for the Collector and the last [...]
At first glance, Federal and Non-Federal CCFs look similar. A Federal Form — the type of form used for all DOT testing – says “Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form” at the top. A Non-Federal Form says “Forensic Custody and Control Form.” The name of the laboratory (Quest Diagnostics, LabCorp, Alere, CRL, MedTox, etc.) [...]
If the driver has been selected for a Random test, and you do not want to wait for him or her to return to your area so that he or she can get a CCF, we can still get the testing completed. If it is for a drug test only (no alcohol), you can order [...]
ATFs are not account-specific like drug testing CCFs. Collection sites keep Alcohol Testing Forms (ATFs) on hand, and employees do not need to bring an ATF to a collection site. Employees should, however, bring Custody and Control Forms (CCFs) to collection sites for drug tests.
Any fatality (except for the driver). Citation for moving violation and disabling damage to any involved vehicle. Citation for moving violation and medical treatment away from the scene.
My driver was just in an accident which does not meet the DOT requirements. Can I do a post-accident drug and alcohol test as a precaution?
If your policy states that you require Post-Accident drug and alcohol testing for any accident or incident, you may conduct the testing using a Non-Federal custody and control form and a Non-Federal alcohol testing form.
One of my drivers was in a minor accident. There weren’t any injuries or citations, but the truck was towed. Do I need to send him for a Post-Accident test?
Under FMCSA rules, in an accident where there is disabling damage to a motor vehicle or bodily injury with immediate medical treatment away from the scene, the driver is subject to Post-Accident testing only if he receives a citation. Post-Accident testing must always be conducted in the event of a human fatality. Employers with a [...]